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Meitoku (明徳) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. year name) of the Northern Court during the Nanboku-chō period after Kōō and before Ōei. This period started in March 1390 and ended in July 1394. After October 1392, Meitoku replaced the Southern Court's nengō (Genchū). The pretender in Kyoto was Emperor Go-Komatsu (後小松天皇 Go-Komatsu-tennō ) Go-Komatsu's Southern Court rival in Yoshino until 1392 was Emperor Go-Kameyama (後亀山天皇 Go-Kameyama-tennō )..
Events of Meitoku era
- 1391 (Meitoku 2): Yamana Ujikyo attacked Kyoto.
- 1392 (Meitoku 3), also known as Genchū 9: Northern and Southern courts were reunited under Go-Komatsu.
Southern Court nengō
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Meitoku" in Japan encyclopedia, p. 625.
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Genchū" at p. 236.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Komatsu Tennō," p. 255; Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du japon, pp. 317-320.
- Nussbaum, "Go-Kameyama Tennō," pp. 254-255.
- Ackroyd, Joyce. (1982) Lessons from History: The "Tokushi Yoron", p. 330.
- In 1392, the two rival courts were said to be reunited in the era of Meitoku. Genchū 9 became Meitoku 3 when the two courts were reunited.
- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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